Region: Canada

Canadian enforcer says airline deal remedies are inadequate

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has criticised the behavioural remedies laid out by the country’s transport authority in its conditional clearance of Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat for failing to adequately address competition concerns.

18 February 2021

Panasonic settles class action claim in Canada for $6.3 million

Panasonic has become the final company to settle a class-action lawsuit in Canada that accused eight electronics companies of conspiring to fix the price of lithium-ion battery cells.

20 January 2021

Canada shuts down criminal cartel probe

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has dropped a criminal investigation examining whether media companies Postmedia and Torstar unlawfully conspired to close down 36 local newspapers.

11 January 2021

Canada

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Several familiar names continue to lead Canada’s antitrust bar, although a handful of lateral hires have tweaked our elite and highly recommended rankings.

11 December 2020

Canada agrees sixth settlement in infrastructure cartel probe

Engineering company Cima+ has agreed to pay C$3.2 million (€2 million) to settle an investigation by Canada’s antitrust authority into an alleged cartel that rigged bids for municipal infrastructure contracts in several cities across Québec.

09 December 2020

Canada says no-poach and wage-fixing agreements will not be criminalised

Canada’s Competition Bureau said it will not criminally investigate buy-side agreements for the purchase of products and services, such as no-poach and wage-fixing agreements.

01 December 2020

Goldman opens new boutique in Canada

Calvin Goldman QC, the former head of Canada’s Competition Bureau, has left Goodmans to start his own firm in Toronto.

22 October 2020

McMillan hires from Blakes

Joshua Krane has left Blake Cassels & Graydon after 10 years to join McMillan’s competition practice as a partner in Toronto.

06 October 2020

Enforcers agree new cooperation framework for digital age

Antitrust agencies in the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have signed a competition framework agreement that aims to increase cooperation in cross-border investigations.

03 September 2020

Amazon probed for abuse in Canada

Canada’s Competition Bureau has made an unusual call for information as it launches a wide-ranging investigation into Amazon’s potential abusive conduct.

17 August 2020

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